"How is your soul doing? How are you holding up?" Beck asked, pointing out that as a friend and supporter of Cruz, he was curious.
"My soul is at peace," Cruz replied. "I'm doing great, Glenn. There is not a day that I don't jump out of bed."
Cruz pointed out that the United States was bankrupt and people he met around the country were scared about their future, and the future of their grandchildren.
"That threat is real and so I jump out of bed every day excited and thrilled to have a chance, hopefully, to stand up and fight to do something about it. To stand up and play some role helping mobilize the American people to pull this country back from the brink," he said, calling his work an "extraordinary privilege."